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The Importance of Tummy Time

Tummy time is an opportunity for your baby to play, learn, and develop. In the first few months of life, infants spend the majority of time on their backs, but spending just ten to fifteen minutes per day on their tummy helps to increase strength and motor skills. Tummy time works to build strength in … Continued

How Owning a Dog Benefits Your Child

Has your child asked for a puppy? At some point, every kid wants a dog. As a parent, the first thought is the extra time, work, and cost of owning a pet. You worry about walking the dog, feeding, watering, fur and dander, and veterinarian bills. However, the benefits to the health and development of … Continued

The Benefits of Cooking With Kids

Measuring a half cup of flour, stirring in the eggs, spreading frosting, and a wide variety of cooking tasks all help to support children’s development. They each encourage cognitive, conceptual, and motor skills. Sharing time in the kitchen is not only a lot of fun but an opportunity to teach important skills. Some of the … Continued

How to Make Virtual Learning More Productive

Some kids have no problem with virtual learning. Sitting and focusing for hours comes naturally. But for many others, virtual learning can be a challenge. Kids can quickly become frustrated with technology, find it difficult to concentrate, and struggle to complete assignments. Whether they have issues getting started, paying attention, or holding still, there are … Continued

The Benefits of Positive Feedback

Is your two-year-old already speaking in full sentences? Does he or she know all of their colors and many of their letters? Is your three-year-old counting to ten? It’s very natural to be proud of your child’s accomplishments and you may wonder if he or she is showing signs of a gifted child. You might … Continued

Holiday Cooking With Your Kids

Cooking with your family during the holiday season is a great way to start new traditions and keep children engaged while they’re out of school. No matter what holidays you celebrate, cooking will help your kids stay focused on a task and get a sense of accomplishment when the finished product is ready to eat. … Continued

Dealing With Separation Anxiety

Changes in your child’s life can cause some difficulties. Switching to a new daycare or starting the year in a new classroom sometimes creates stress when it comes to dropping off your children. While some transitions go smoothly, it’s not uncommon for kids to become anxious when it comes time to say goodbye. These moments … Continued

Time for Back to School

The days are getting shorter and there’s a chill in the air, which means the start of the school season! The transition from summer vacation to the school schedule can be overwhelming, but it’s helpful to prepare. Tips for Preparing Your Child for Back to School Shop for Back-to-School Supplies – Shopping for back-to-school supplies … Continued

Take a Summer Visit to the Zoo

Summer break is finally here, providing the time, weather, and opportunity to have some fun. It’s also the perfect chance to bond as a family, search out new experiences, and take advantage of unique learning avenues. We are fortunate to have a really terrific zoo right in our own backyard. The Buffalo Zoo first opened … Continued

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